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    Poor Man's Winchester Super Grade Sling Swivels

    Hi all,

    I have a quick little project to share in relation to old style 1/2" sling swivel studs.
    These were seen on early Winchester Super Grade rifles as well as a smattering of others. I gather at one time, they were quite popular. These days, everything readily available is 1/4" wide and original Winchester swivels are faint-worthy expensive.

    I needed a set for my beautiful sporterized Kragicon seen here: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=64716

    After extensive Googling, I found something similar. They are quick detatch swivels for certain Mausers. Here's a link to Liberty Tree (I did not purchase from them): https://www.libertytreecollectors.co...7&idcategory=0

    Here we go!

    I started with two of the swivels, the front stud from my rifle, and some 10/32 cap screws:


    For starters, the existing pin in the swivel is too thick to fit with my studs and the length is unappealing to me. I want to cut this down to look more like the Winchester swivels.


    I chuck the cap screw into the lathe and cut all but about .10" of the threads away. The diameter of the shaft is now about .150".


    And fits beautifully in my stud:


    Now I mark for the new pin location and put it in the mill. I just chose a pin location that "looked right." Not much measuring required.
    Always center drill first!


    Because I used a 10-32 and cut the threads off, I only needed one drill. I tapped one side for the pin and left the other threadless. Then I cut off the excess from the original sling swivel.


    Cut off the ends of the cap screw:


    And shape and polish:


    I need to cut a bit more off the length for stock clearance. This is where I stopped because -heavy sigh- I can't recall the width of the sling I bought and it may not fit in this swivel

    But a fun project nevertheless to waste a bit of time

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    Um, sling swivels have nothing to do with the make or model of the rifle. Quick Detach swivels are common and will go on any rifle. Midway has 24 pages of 'em and sells 40 brands.
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    Pictures are fun and all but I also typed some words up there. Here, I'll copy and paste for ya and even add in some BOLD:
    "I have a quick little project to share in relation to old style 1/2" sling swivel studs.
    These were seen on early Winchester Super Grade rifles as well as a smattering of others. I gather at one time, they were quite popular. These days, everything readily available is 1/4" wide and original Winchester swivels are faint-worthy expensive."



    If you have a Midway link to quick detatch sling swivels that fit 1/2" wide studs, I would be quite pleased to see it.

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